For the first time ever, London Fashion Week goers were treated to a touch of Milanese glamour courtesy of Moschino Cheap & Chic. Here at Grazia Towers, we're big fans of Moschino’s sister label thanks to those playful prints (most recently the strawberry and apple prints from Spring Summer 2012), saccharin shades and endless lashings of sequins, pearls and ruffles - so of course we were just a tad excited for the show.
We arrived at 29 Portland Place – a grand and beautifully decorated town house – and after a slight bum fight and rushing to our seats, we were treated to a Sixties spectacular. 22-year-old up-and-coming folk and soul singer, Lianne La Havas, sang the soundtrack to the show, which had us thinking of teenage girls in their retro dressing rooms.
Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo were on the front row to watch the nail polish print dresses, beehive hair dos, girly ruffle miniskirts and jewelled kitten heel shoes pass by in a powdery colour palette of mossy green, dusky pink and black - a colour theme that dominated the collection. But neon highlights from lime green fluffy shearling handbags and orange/pink pleated skirts together with large disc sequins and purple and pink glitter lips gave the collection that youthful edge and playfulness we have come to expect from the brand.
The message? Have fun with your clothes in the same way you would with makeup, by mixing colours and textures. “Make up your life, mash up your clothes" and “Smile, eat, laugh, talk, drink” slogans defined Rosella Jardini’s ever light-hearted theme of Sixties frolicks. Check out our top catwalk looks in the gallery above.